Catholic Colleges Association Re-elects SBU President to Board

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ALLEGANY, N.Y. — St. Bonaventure University president Sr. Margaret Carney, OSF, was recently re-elected to the board of directors of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

Sr. Margaret was re-elected during the organization’s annual meeting in late January in Washington, D.C. Her term will run through February 2014.

“Sr. Margaret Carney and our other new board appointees bring a wealth of knowledge about Catholic education to our board and I’m confident their contributions will strengthen our mission,” said Fr. Dennis Holtschneider, CM, chair of the board and president of DePaul University in Chicago.

Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., keynote speaker at the Jan. 29 to 31 meeting, encouraged school administrators to renew and strengthen their mission in Catholic higher education.

He praised Catholic colleges for strengthening their Catholic identity and incorporating Church teachings into student life — especially through “pro-life groups, mission immersions, prayer and retreat opportunities, ethical and moral education in all fields.” He discussed the “Ex Corde Ecclesiae,” which was issued by Pope John Paul in 1990, mentioning its strengths and weaknesses. His comments can be seen in a Feb. 2 Catholic News Servicearticle.

The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities is the collective voice of Catholic higher education in the United States. Through seminars, conferences, publications, research and consultation, ACCU helps to foster a vibrant Catholic identity at member institutions and supports cooperation among them for the greater good of society and the Church.

— Compiled by Wendy Healy